Tuesday, April 11, 2006

On The Street…Me, Just Older

So I asked this guy if I could take his photo.

With a slightly confused look and a deep French accent this young gentleman offered me a cigarette.

I explained again that I thought his outfit looked great and that I would like to take his photo. This time he got it.

He looked at me, then looked at his own outfit and said “you like my outfit because we are dressed the same.”

I hadn’t noticed but he was right!

We both had on jeans, blue cardigan, white shirt, and old-school sneakers.

I only hope I can carry it off as well as he does when I’m his age – please, anyone that knows me don’t write in and say I’m already his age!!


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  1. fashmoda

    April 11, 2006 at 9:58 am

    This style reminds me to the 80ies. A classical one.

  2. Anonymous

    April 11, 2006 at 10:26 am

    That looks like something I wear on a regular basis…and I’m a 23 year old female

  3. p.

    April 11, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    and I do too, I mean I wear kinda similar outfits ;]

  4. Anonymous

    April 11, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    i love the sneakers! here’s to not sporting those awful one toned JC Penny shoes!

  5. Anonymous

    April 11, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    I have to get sneakers like that

  6. Gus

    April 11, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    Part of the reason he looks so good is that he is fit and the outfit looks right on someone who is active. Having a 34″ waist at 75 is one way to look great no matter what you wear.

  7. Anonymous

    April 11, 2006 at 4:21 pm

    That’s a great outfit for any age!

  8. Julia

    April 12, 2006 at 12:38 am

    Fantastic! Both look and story.

  9. ngozi

    April 12, 2006 at 3:40 am

    he looks so fresh for his age. i think that’s really special.

  10. petra

    April 12, 2006 at 4:18 am

    Years don’t count.
    He must be very calm & cool man!

  11. argos

    April 12, 2006 at 8:08 am

    I am glad to hear that you wear and admire the cardigan. So many slam it.

    I have a 20 year old J.crew wool charcoal grey that is lined, wears like a jacket. It’s absolutely my favorite garmnet.

    This look has me written all over it, though I prefer quality shoes, haven’t made the leap back to white tennies. I guess I’ll try it.

  12. Anonymous

    April 12, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    i am actually wearing that exact outfit today. And i’m a girl. :/ is that wrong?

  13. alexandre

    April 12, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    He is a man to be admired. While we suffer with our wardrobes, the first thing he puts on before he goes out is himself.

  14. Alex de SF

    April 12, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    MY NEW IDOL!!! best pic on the sartorialist in weeks!

  15. Dacha

    October 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    i saw this photo in the book and i really really love it
    The guy is just cool

  16. Bartosz_Moralewicz

    August 3, 2011 at 6:03 am

    it is light wear and I think, it is just good intuition.

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